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Man gets 10 years for role in restaurant robberies

A 21-year-old Gaffney man had the backing of a family that tried to keep him away from the streets, a defense lawyer said Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  “But unfortunately the streets won,” the lawyer added.  More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNER

Seven contestants correctly predicted the outcome of all 12 games in last week’s football contest.  Once again, the tie-breaker proved to be the difference. More...

LifeStyles

Five vie for GHS homecoming queen

Alumni return to school for special events this weekend

Five young women from the Gaffney High School Class of 2012 have been named to the 2011-2012 Homecoming Court, and one will be crowned queen Friday evening. More...

Relay for Life teams add bow to another successful campaign

Though not the desired result, there was still plenty for local Relay for Life teams to celebrate Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Gaffney as they wrapped up another fundraising campaign.  More...

Not your typical day at the office...

Typically gathering together only on bad occasions, county fire departments congregated Saturday in downtown Gaffney to participate in the annual Firefighters' Games.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard J. LaFrazier

Richard James LaFrazier entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center .  Richard, the son of the late Ellsworth LaFrazier and Elizabeth LaFrazier Outing, was born on May 18, 1942, in New  More...

Joe Lee Humphries

Joe Lee Humphries, 44, of 122 Ridgeway Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. More...

National News

Mailing a letter to cost a penny more next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’ll cost a penny more to mail a letter next year.  The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will increase postage rates on Jan. More...

Social Security to hand out first raises since ‘09

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients will get a raise in January — their first increase in benefits since 2009. More...

Bond set at $250,000 for man accused of threatening judge

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A Gaffney man has been charged by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division with threatening the life of a Family Court judge and making a bomb threat in online postings on the social media web site Facebook. More...

GHS football player arrested on drug charge

A member of the nationally ranked Gaffney High School Indians football team was arrested Tuesday outside a Gaffney convenience store and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  More...

County council votes to ban sale of so-called ‘bath salts’

Cherokee County Council joined neighboring Spartanburg County on Monday in passing an ordinance to outlaw bath salts.  Cherokee County Council passed first reading of the ordinance by title only, meaning the specifics of the ordinance will be ad More...

Students to sign pledges against gun violence

Students in three Cherokee County schools will sign pledges Wednesday as part of a state campaign against gun violence.  More...

Natural gas users should see lower heating bills this winter

Customers of Piedmont Natural Gas should see lower heating bills this winter, a result of reduced prices for the commodity.  Piedmont Natural Gas expects its customers to pay about 10 percent less in heating costs this winter, according to a com More...

Local News

Woman who had 21 lbs. of pot in car gets 30 days

A 22-year-old Wake Forest, N.C., woman was sentenced Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to 30 days in jail and 150 hours of community service after she admitted possessing a large amount of marijuana during a May 2010 traffic stop. More...

POLICE REPORTS

ffi The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a reported strongarm robbery on Piedmont Road in Chesnee on Oct. 17. According to an incident report, two men forced entry into a residence in the 1100 block at about 3:15 a.m. More...

Pizza Inn closing

The owners of Pizza Inn of Gaffney issued a statement today announcing the closing of the restaurant at 203 W. Jeffries St.  “It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the closing of Pizza Inn of Gaffney. More...

Sports

Indians battle Lexington, Byrnes for top seed

The end of the regular season is still a couple of weeks away, but it’s not too early to project the Class 4A Division I playoff pairings.  In all likelihood, Gaffney, Byrnes and Lexington are locked in as the top three seeds, but the orde More...

Putting up your Dukes

Linebacker back in top form

With the return to the lineup of inside linebacker Savon Dukes, the Gaffney defense has gone from very, very good to ... downright scary.  The defense allowed only a 35-yard field goal and 128 yards in a 55-3 win over Clover two weeks ago. More...

Indians hold steady in national prep rankings

The Gaffney Indians held their ranking in three major national prep polls after their 72-13 rout of Rock Hill this past Friday. Gaffney remained at No. 7 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 high school rankings. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

— HAVING SO many different license plate designs makes it difficult to tell S.C. More...

Bumper sticker license plates endanger safety

There are at least three problems with license tags that display drivers’ loyalties to everything from Clemson and USC to shagging and NASCAR.  More...

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